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Glasgow Rangers ID Camp

The Rangers camp was a huge success over the weekend of June 27th thru 29th. Glasgow Rangers coaches Erald Krasniqi and Robert Roddie put the players through their paces. Players who excelled at the camp will be invited to participate in the Glasgow Rangers North American National Camp in Rome, GA, August 2nd thru 5th 2015.


Rangers ID Camp hosted by Raptors

The Raptors will host the Glasgow Rangers North American Academy Elite Player ID Camp on June 27th thru 29th in Rockford.


Please click the Tryout Results tab (on the left)

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2015/2016 Tryouts!!

If your interested in joining our club and missed tryouts please contact one of our Directors:

Frank Mateus -

Hugh Ward -

Raptors announce partnership with Glasgow Rangers North American Academy

Raptors have signed a partnership agreement with Glasgow Rangers North American Academy. See attached press release.



Please vist the Glasgow Rangers web site for more club details.


2015 Raptors College Commitments

Congratulations to the following players who have committed to play college soccer.

Girl's 2015 Graduates 

Taylor Sarver: Northern Illinois University (NCAA Division 1)

Elizabeth Parrilli: Depaul University (NCAA Division 1)

Allyson Hayner: IPFW (NCAA Division 1)

Taylor Howe: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (NCAA Division1)

Mariah Katzenberger: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (NCAA Division1)

Leigha Crowder: Robert Morris University Chicago (NAIA)

Shelby Seiter: Robert Morris University Chicago (NAIA)

Reyna Ortega: Robert Morris University Chicago (NAIA)

Ivanna Chavez: Cardinal Stritch University (NAIA)

Lexi Zambrano: Trinity Christian College (NAIA)

Dani Dahl: Coe College (NCAA III)

Haley Grunewald: Augustana College (NCAA III)

Elizabeth Martinez: Augustana College (NCAA III)

Maria "Suzy" Pelayo: Parkland College Cobras (NJCAA Division 1)

Ana Victorov:  University of Dubuque (NCAA III)

Kirsten Pontius: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (NCAA III)

Taylor Joiner: Aurora University (NCAA III)


Boy's 2015 Graduates 

Adem Dzananovic: Loyola University Chicago (NCAA Division 1)

Nathan Wisbey: University of Dayton (NCAA Division 1)

Matt Huftalin: University of Wisconsin - Platteville (NCAA Division III)

Diego Garcia: St.Francis University -(NAIA)

Yair Ortega: Benedictine University (NCAA Division III)

Keegan Dolphin: North Park University (NCAA Division III)

Jose Barrio: North Park University (NCAA Division III)

Tristan Davenport: Luther College (NCAA Division III)

Dante Euell: St.Ambrose University (NAIA)

Gio Martinez: Ashford University (NAIA)

Angel Carreno: Elmhurst College (NCAA Division III)

Anthony Deseno: North Park University (NCAA Division III)

Adam Pearson:  Carleton College (NCAA Division III)

Ricky Rubio: Rock Valley CC (NJCAA)

Alexis Galves: Rock Valley CC (NJCAA)

Nick Krahmer: Rock Vally CC (NJCAA)

Ryan Blackburn: Illinois Institute of Technology (NAIA)

Top Drawer Soccer Article on Elizabeth Parrilli

Current Rockford Raptors FC U18 Girls Team Member was featured in the Top Drawer Soccer article about DePaul University Signing class of 2015 Click on link below to read the article.

Want to join the Raptors Club?

Are you interested in joining the Rockford Raptors and missed tryouts?  It may not be too late!  Please contact one of our Directors for information.

Frank Mateus -

Hugh Ward -

Former Raptors player named to All American First Team. Casey Culver is a Freshman at Ashford University.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the All-American teams for the 2014 season on Monday (Dec. 8) afternoon.

Sophomore defender Fernando Machado and freshman midfielder Casey Culver became the first players in Ashford program history to be named NAIA First Team All-Americans. The duo was joined among those honored by junior forward Adam Wood, who collected NAIA Second Team All-American honors.

Casey Culver named to the NAIA First Team All-American Team as a Freshman.

Raptors class of 2014 and current Ashford University Player Earns NAIA First Team All-American Team with fellow teammate Sophomore defender Fernando Machado became the first players in Ashford program history to be named NAIA First Team All-Americans

Casey Culver Earns Spotlight Saint of the week

Former Raptors Freshman earns Ashford College Spotlight of the week award!

Karley Draheim wins the M-WAC Co-Player and Co-Freshman of the Year

Class of 2014 and Current Heartland Hawks player Creates history for the Heartland Women's soccer team as she becomes the first Hawk to be honored as M-WAC Co-Player and Co-Freshman of the Year

ACL Prevention Video

Click on the link for information on ACL Prevention

Raptors FC Offers Three Levels of Programs - Which is Best for Your Child?

Please see below for the Raptors FC outline of programs available for yor child.  Contact us with any questions you may have.

Thank you, Raptors FC Staff

Raptors FC Club Physician

 Dr. Milos practices orthopaedic surgery at Swedish American Hospital.  He specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery.  He completed his medical school and residency program at Northwestern University in Chicago.  He then went on and completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Baylor University in Houston.


Dr. Milos has been involved in soccer since his youth.  He played soccer through college and officiated at the collegiate level.  He was also the team physician for the Rockford Rampage during their tenure in Rockford.


He looks forward to working with the players, coaches, and staff.  Dr. Milos can be reached at:

Lundholm Surgical Group, LTD.
at Swedish American
1340 Charles Street
Rockford, IL 61104

Proud to be Raptors FC



•More than 200 former Raptor Players have gone on to play at the College level.


•3 former players now play in the MLS


•Currently More ODP Players than any other local Club

•More National Team players come from Raptors FC than any other local Club

• has listed 2 Raptors FC players on the Top 100 players in the Country

•Only Player from Rockford named to ESPN’s Rize All Chicago Team

•Only local Club to have players selected to All-Midwest Regional Team

•Entire Coaching staff is certified and licensed while more Raptors Coaches hold advanced diploma‘s and more Licensed "A" coaches than any other local club.

•Average tenure for a Raptors Coach is more than 6 years with the Club and many have been with the Club since the inception.

•National Champions (2 times)

•National Runner-up 2004 and 2005

•Regional Champions (5 Times)

The History

•Establishedin 1994 as one professional team in the former USISL (now called USL, a second divisionleague below MLS) with the help of Dr. Wedgbury and established Youth system shortly thereafter. Doing so with the sole purpose of creating quality soccer training opportunity for Rockford’s youth. Later was the backing for establishing ISC and Sportscore Two as The premier Soccer Facility in the Country.

•Annually provides more than $70,000 in scholarships and financial aid for players.

•Annually provides recreational leagues for more than 2,000 kids

•ONLY Local Club that have participated in MRL (boys & Girls) since its inception.

•Established and continues to host one of the most successful and sought after tournaments in the Midwest and Country as The Puma Cup hosts more than 680 teams annually over 2 weekends in April.

•Established and hired a Full-time Professional Athletic Trainer. To continue to raise and set the bar for other Clubs to try and copy but not duplicate. The ONLY local Club to do so.

•2009 Raptors  named as PUMA Premier ClubThe Rockford Raptors have received the designation as a Puma Premier Club. They join an elite group of clubs from across the nation: Sacramento United (Sacramento, Ca), Les Bois SC (Boise, ID), Southern California Blues (Costa Mesa, CA), Albion SC (San Diego, Ca), TSF Academy (Lincoln Park, NJ), Brooklyn Italians, (New York, NY), Charlotte United (Charlotte, NC) and Snohomish United (Snohomish, WA)

Passion, Dedication, Loyalty and Honor



Rockford Raptors FC